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Only two scouts were on hand to witness UNLV S Peni Vea's domination of the program's Pro Day on Thursday.

While a billion scouts (approximate) were present during Ohio State's Pro Day just over a week ago, the Rebels saw just two on Thursday. And boy howdy, those two were treated to a show by Vea. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder ran 40-yard dashes of 4.40 and 4.48 seconds while registering a vertical jump of 41.5 inches. That vertical number tied the best NFL Scouting Combine jumps from February, as FSU DB Jalen Ramsey and UCLA RB Daniel Lasco both notched that same flight height. He wasn't invited to the Combine proper, nor any post-season contests like the Shrine Game. "I was a little surprised by [those snubs]," Vea said, "but that’s not my decision to make. I’ll prove it in stuff like [Thursday's Pro Day]. I just hope to land somewhere." Last season, he registered 80 tackles (3.0 for loss), a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.
Mar 19 - 6:54 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker completed 13-of-19 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-35 loss to Colorado State.

Decker got his touchdowns out of the way early, hitting Kendal Keys for eight and nine-yard scores in the first quarter. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior's completing 58% of his passes for 1,443 yards with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio. While he does have four touchdown passes in his last two games, Decker's has been an otherwise quiet 2015 campaign through 10 contests completed. UNLV is just 3-7 this season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:29:00 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against Hawaii.

It's his throwing shoulder, so Decker's status is completely up in the air and likely a pain-tolerance issue. Decker has been banged up all year with a variety of maladies. He completed 29-of-50 passes for 357 yards and two interceptions against Boise State last week.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:24:00 PM

UNLV still does not know who will start at quarterback Saturday at Michigan.

With senior QB Blake Decker (groin) questionable, the situation could come down to a gametime decision. Sophomore QB Kurt Palandech will start if Decker, but Dalton Sneed also may figure into the equation. Decker, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, threw for 2,886 yards with a 15/18 TD/INT ratio last year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 07:57:00 PM

UNLV senior QB Blake Decker (groin) is questionable for Saturday's contest with Michigan.

Decker was initially thought to have injured his right hamstring in the first quarter of Saturday's 37-3 loss to UCLA, but the team's indicating that it's more of a groin issue than a hamstring one. Said HC Tony Sanchez, "He actually started practicing today. He did all the exhange drills and he threw the ball, so he will be suited up out there. Will he play or start? That's questionable right now, but he'll be available." Last season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior threw for 2,886 yards with a 15/18 TD/INT ratio. Sophomore QB Kurt Palandech is currently listed at No. 1 on the depth chart and will start if Decker isn't ready to roll for Saturday's road showdown with Michigan. Palendech did not play well in relief duty versus the Bruins (completing just 4-of-15 passes while turning the ball over twice) and should not be trusted for DFS purposes against a tough Wolverine defense.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:08:00 PM

According to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, UNLV sophomore WR Devonte Boyd is a "Donald Driver clone."

Reuter cited Boyd's elusive nature and called him a "strong-handed receiver." His Driver comparison is apt, though the former Packer packs on about 20 more pounds than the 6-foot-1, 175-pound sophomore. Last season, Boyd caught 65 passes for 980 yards and four touchdowns. In the process, he set UNLV freshman records for receptions and receiving yards. The numbers are impressive, though scouts will probably be more comfortable with him if he's able to add some weight to that frame as his college career progresses.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 06:50:00 PM

UNLV sophomore WR Devonte Boyd "could stand to add some bulk, but he is athletic and has OK speed," according to NFL Media.

"Boyd was one of the best freshman receivers in the nation last season," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He showed a wise-beyond-his-years ability to get open last fall." The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Boyd had 65 receptions for 980 yards and four touchdowns last year, setting UNLV freshman records for receptions and receiving yards. Included in that star-making debut were six games with at least five catches and three with 100-plus yards.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Eagles signed UNLV WR Devante Davis.

Davis (6'3/220) was physically dominant in the Mountain West, parlaying 186 career catches into 2,785 yards (15.0 YPR) and 22 TDs. Davis would've reset the UNLV record books had he not missed five games with a wrist injury as a senior. Davis profiles similarly to Dwayne Bowe in his prime with 4.57 speed, a 35 1/2-inch vertical, and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. A top-notch ball tracker with sure hands, Davis has all the traits of a contributing NFL receiver with deceptive vertical ability. He is DFS aficionado Davis Mattek's favorite wideout in the 2015 class.
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:41:00 PM

Eagles signed UNLV G/T Brett Boyko.

Boyko (6'6/301) was a 41-game starter as the Rebels' blind-side protector, earning second-team All-Mountain West as a junior and senior. Short armed (32") with relatively small hands (9") considering his frame, Boyko is also a pedestrian mover, clocking a 5.60 forty in Indianapolis with an 8-foot-7 broad jump and painful 7.91 short shuttle time. Boyko is short on length, athleticism, and strength. He's going to have a tough time in the pros.
Sun, May 3, 2015 04:46:00 PM

UNLV and former Washington DL Josh Shirley recently visited the Seahawks.

The Seahawks seems to be searching for day three options along the defensive line, or at least prospects others evaluate in that range. Shirley tested in the 66th percentile for athleticism among NFL edge rushers, something Seattle looks for at the position.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 09:46:00 AM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis ran a 4.48 second 40-yard dash at his pro day that scouts amended to 4.53 to accommodate a heavy tailwind.

Davis has been hampered by a balky hamstring since the Senior Bowl. "Davis felt the hamstring tighten up during the first attempt and chose not to run again," noted Tony Pauline. "Despite the tightening hamstring, he looked good in pass-catching drills." Davis posted a broad jump of 10-1, six inches better than his combine showing. Pauline reported during the season that Davis "has been stamped anywhere from a mid-to-late round prospect by scouts."
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 09:06:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that UNLV senior OT Brett Boyko is "still developing at the position."

"Boyko is an interesting player. High School QB/DE in Canada, never played a down on the OL until he got to UNLV. Still developing at the position," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Boyko has the frame to add on more bulk in an NFL weight room and has the potential to be a late Day 3 pick in the 2015 draft.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Las Vegas high school coach Tony Sanchez will be named the next UNLV head coach.

If you're going to go the high school route, it's nice to have the coach of the program ranked No. 1 nationally in your backyard. Sanchez, the head coach of Bishop Gorman High School, has a 85-5 record at the school and has won six consecutive Division I state titles. In addition, Sports Illustrated reported Sanchez is connected to the Las Vegas business community and is expected to help the school's fundraising efforts.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:20:00 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Davis has only played in eight games this season due to injury, but has recorded a respectable 34 receptions for 599 yards and four touchdowns. He comes with outstanding size (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) and enough wheels to make defenses pay. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported recently that Davis "has been stamped anywhere from a mid-to-late round prospect by scouts."
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:50:00 PM

UNLV senior OT Brett Boyko accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Boyko has the frame to add far more bulk in an NFL weight room. Last month, Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review Journal told NFLDraftGM that Boyko is a "strong NFL prospect." We see a late Day 3 pick.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 07:52:00 PM


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